Latest news on data protection, privacy and cybersecurity regulatory developments, data breaches and enforcement actions happening around the world.
Landmark ruling affirms the right of private individuals to sue companies like Google and Facebook if they collect their biometric data without their written consent, even if there was no “harm” to the individuals.
New research study suggests that even deleting your accounts might not be enough to protect your social media privacy. Using machine learning algorithms, your “friends” activities can create some startlingly accurate profiles about you.
New study by the Center for Data Innovation showed that only 1 in 5 Americans will pay a monthly subscription fee for online privacy despite the result that 80% want Internet companies to collect less personal data about them.
Google received €50 million in GDPR fines from French regulator CNIL for failing to adequately inform users about their data collection practices, and not giving users enough control over how their information is used. What are the lessons learnt?
Apple CEO Tim Cook has emerged as one of the strongest voices in the battle over consumer data privacy, and this time calling for a data broker clearinghouse to be created by the FTC.
WEF2019 global risk report has named cyber attacks and data breaches as the fourth and fifth most serious risks facing the world, and will do more damage than man-made environmental disasters.
Citing a potential violation of the GDPR, privacy activist Max Schrems and his digital rights nonprofit organization noyb have filed GDPR complaints against eight major streaming companies, including YouTube, Netflix, Spotify, Apple and Amazon.
Facebook is once again coming under public scrutiny after a comprehensive report from Privacy International showed how many popular Android apps are sharing personal user data with Facebook without user consent.
A major cyber attack on South Korea is usually not a stop-the-presses global news item; it's fairly routine for North Korea and China to make attempts. But what's interesting are the organizational failures that this cyber attack highlights.
Over 87 gigabytes of personal information is now being sold on the dark web as part of this password leak of 773 million email addresses and 21 million passwords, raising very important questions about personal data security online.